Human Gene SELENOH (ENST00000534355.6) Description and Page Index
Description: Homo sapiens selenoprotein H (SELENOH), transcript variant 1, mRNA. (from RefSeq NM_170746) RefSeq Summary (NM_170746): This gene encodes a nucleolar protein, which belongs to the SelWTH family. It functions as an oxidoreductase, and has been shown to protect neurons against UVB-induced damage by inhibiting apoptotic cell death pathways, promote mitochondrial biogenesis and mitochondrial function, and suppress cellular senescence through genome maintenance and redox regulation. This protein is a selenoprotein, containing the rare amino acid selenocysteine (Sec) at its active site. Sec is encoded by the UGA codon, which normally signals translation termination. The 3' UTRs of selenoprotein mRNAs contain a conserved stem-loop structure, designated the Sec insertion sequence (SECIS) element, that is necessary for the recognition of UGA as a Sec codon, rather than as a stop signal. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2016]. Gencode Transcript: ENST00000534355.6 Gencode Gene: ENSG00000211450.10 Transcript (Including UTRs) Position: hg38 chr11:57,741,491-57,743,550 Size: 2,060 Total Exon Count: 4 Strand: + Coding Region Position: hg38 chr11:57,741,596-57,742,217 Size: 622 Coding Exon Count: 3
The RNAfold program from the Vienna RNA Package is used to perform the secondary structure predictions and folding calculations. The estimated folding energy is in kcal/mol. The more negative the energy, the more secondary structure the RNA is likely to have.
ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on Q8IZQ5
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Orthologous Genes in Other Species
Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.